Henry Cloud: When you have failed, what did you do as a result?

From It’s Not My Fault by Henry Cloud and John Townsend:

Let me ask you to take a moment and do some honest reflection.  Find a quiet space where you can think without distraction and answer these questions:

When you have failed, what did you do as a result?

Did you feel bad about yourself?

Did you withdraw from the pursuit of whatever it was that you failed at?

Are you now doing the thing you failed at then?

Are you doing it successfully?

Is there anything you would like to do now that you are not doing because you might fail?

How you answer those questions, or more accurately, how you have lived out the answers to those questions, has the power to determine where you end up in life. Your answers will determine your success in the areas that you care about most. In this chapter we will explore the positive ways you can deal with inevitable failures on your path to your goals.

From It’s Not My Fault by Henry Cloud and John Townsend.

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